Program Coordinator, Human Rights, Latin America and the Caribbean
Nelson Castro is the Program Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean in the Human Rights Team. He provides regional and linguistic expertise to the Voices Against Violence: The Gender Based Violence Global Initiative.
Prior to joining Vital Voices, Nelson worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations supporting a multi-stakeholder platform working to address issues in the global banana supply chain, focusing on women workers in Latin America. He also has experience serving as an adjudicator for the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Nelson graduated with a MA in International Development from Sciences Po Paris, and a BA in French and Political Science from the University of Colorado, Denver. He speaks Spanish, French, Italian and is learning Portuguese!
What do you see as one of the greatest challenges facing women leaders?
Getting men to listen and cooperate, convincing them that feminism is also about them, that violence against women is a men’s issue and that they need to get involved.